Friday, February 13, 2015

ISIS Beheads Cigarette Smokers

The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has long imposed a strict ban on alcohol, cursing, smoking and other acts deemed haram, or sinful. But it seems smoking may be the vice that's most offensive to ISIS, considering the severed head of an ISIS official that was reportedly found last month in eastern Syria with a cigarette in its mouth. “This is not permissible, Sheikh,” a note attached to the nearby corpse read in Arabic, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

While cigarettes are allowed under Islam, the terror group’s severe interpretation of Sharia law declares smoking as a “slow suicide” and thus forbidden in ISIS-controlled areas. The Islamic State -- formerly known as ISIS or ISIL -- began imposing radical restrictions last year after overtaking large areas in eastern Syria’s Deir Elzur province, which is adjacent to another stronghold and the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa. ISIS imposed the full-face veil for women and banned music as well as the sale of cigarettes and hookah pipes, noting the “financial and health damages” from smoking, according to Al-Monitor.

“Every smoker should be aware that with every cigarette he smokes in a state of trance and vanity is disobeying god,” the so-called ISIS Preaching Office reportedly said in a statement last year.
Smoking is deemed slow suicide.


Doom said...

Sounding more and more like leftists, doctors, and academics. I'm really beginning to fail to see the differences, save one group has attained the power the other groups are only striving to obtain.

Wireless.Phil said...

Just going to say, this sounds like our government officials who make the rules and tax the hell out of tobacco and booze.

Thankfully they haven't killed anyone for it, yet.

Wireless.Phil said...

Reminds me of the book burnings

Wireless.Phil said...

Not all they burned. US TV refused to show any of this.
I found it yesterday and emailed it to friends.

Really, who's there to get all this info and how ?

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